Rated 4 Stars
Format: Audio Book
Normally this is not a genre I usually read but I had read and enjoyed Rowell's Fan Girl so I was delighted when I discovered that she had written Carry On. But while this book is a spin off of Fan Girl it stands alone. It's not necessary to read Fan Girl first but it does help. I loved being able to picture Cath hunched over her laptop diligently writing this book.
Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who's ever been chosen.
That's what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he's probably right.
Half the time, Simon can't even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor's avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there's a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon's face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here--it's their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon's infuriating nemesis didn't even bother to show up.
Carry On - The Rise and Fall of Simon Snow is a ghost story, a love story and a mystery. It has just as much kissing and talking as you'd expect from a Rainbow Rowell story - but far, far more monsters.